Commonwealth Corporation is in the skills building business

About Us

Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 through the merger of two Massachusetts nonprofit organizations: the Industrial Service Program and the Bay State Skills Corporation. The agency is responsible for administering and delivering a wide range of publicly and privately funded programs. CommCorp is governed by a 19-member board of directors that includes leaders from the private sector, organized labor, academia, and government.

As a nationally recognized leader in building industry sector partnerships that address the skill needs of specific employers in an industry, we create new or expanded capacity in education and training programs for demand occupations. We are committed to ensuring that Massachusetts businesses have access to a pipeline of highly skilled workers and that youth and adults in Massachusetts have pathways to good jobs in the knowledge economy.

Our Mission

Commonwealth Corporation fosters workforce equity in Massachusetts by delivering innovative and collaborative professional development solutions that help diverse communities and employers succeed.

Our Vision

A world where meaningful employment can lead to upward mobility for all.

About Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

EOLWD oversees the Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Department of Career Services, the Department of Labor Standards, the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Department of Labor Relations, and the Commonwealth Corporation.

Financial Statements

The audited financial statements include an unmodified opinion and represent accurately the fiscal year activity of Commonwealth Corporation.

Our Values

Development

CommCorp believes in empowering life-long learners by investing in our people and fostering a culture of growth, both personally and professionally

Collaboration

In partnership with our community, our grantees, and our partners, we seek to be proactive in seeking feedback and responding to the needs of those we serve.

Equity

As a group, we are committed to making informed decisions that ensure equitable treatment, access, forward progress, and advancement for all, while identifying and removing the barriers that have hampered the full participation of some groups.

Balance

In all aspects of our business, professional and personal, we strive to create balance. This includes the ability to adapt throughout daily activities in order to support productivity and creativity in order to enhance mental health, peace, and happiness.

Integrity

Keeping transparency and ethical standards a priority is an essential part of our identity, one that enables us to be trusted by our colleagues and constituents alike.

Accountability

In our role as stewards of public and philanthropic resources, it is our responsibility to improve our workforce by managing resources effectively, pivoting with the times, and implementing data-driven solutions.

Meet The Executive Leadership Team

Christine Abrams

President & CEO

Deidra Leconte

Vice President, Human Resources

Karla Jaramillo

Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Rowland

Senior Vice President Programming

Meet the Staff

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Samantha Melendez

Senior Program Manager
Access and Justice

Magdalena Aleksova

Human Resources Specialist
Finance, HR, IT

Dottie Catlin

Career Technical Initiative Director
Industry and Occupation

Maria Quiñones

Program Coordinator
Industry and Occupation

Alyssa Yee

Program Coordinator, HireNow
Industry and Occupation

Darl Andrew Packard

Operations Director
Access and Justice, Industry and Occupation, Youth Advancement

Ester Ovalle

Program Coordinator, HireNow
HireNow, Industry and Occupation

Jennifer Lopez

Program Coordinator, HireNow
HireNow, Industry and Occupation

Irmine Uwineza

Program Coordinator, HireNow
HireNow, Industry and Occupation

Megan Nugent

Program Coordinator, HireNow
HireNow, Industry and Occupation

Meet Board of Directors

Rosalin Acosta

Secretary
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Gene A. Miller

Director of Socially Responsible Leadership
Brandeis University Business School

Micheal Kennealy

Secretary
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

Sherman Carter

Chief Financial Officer
EL Education, Inc.

Camilo Cobos

Vice President, Human Resources Pharma Services Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Leslie Gould

Executive Director
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce

Enna Jimenez

Head of Quality, Senior Director
IDEMIA

Anthony Pini

Legislative Political Director
Massachusetts Laborers District Council

Charles Acellam Ocitti

Consultant

Jean-Phillip Brignol

Assistant Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Lisa Wong

Town Administrator
Town of South Hadley, MA

Mark D. Fuller

Undersecretary of Business Growth
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Darla Pares DeGrace

Executive Director, Head of Diversity Talent Acquisition
Morgan Stanley

Elizabeth Bennett, Designee

Associate Commissioner
College, Career & Technical Education

James Peyser, Designee

Secretary
Executive Office of Education

Building Skills for a Strong Economy

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Job Growth by Fiscal Year for Grantees That Completed WTFP Grants in FY '21
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Massachusetts Workers Served in 2021

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 


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